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Chicago Office of Rainforest Action Network Opens with Pressure Campaign against Banks

The Rainforest Action Network has opened a new branch office in Chicago, and is working with Chicagoans to pressure major banking interests to stop funding environmental desruction.

In the past five years, RAN has successfully lobbied two of the three largest banks in the United States to adopt ethical investment standards which forbid investment for logging in forests. Now, with a new Chicago office, RAN is pressuring the third bank of those big three -- Bank One and its corporate parent JPMorgan Chase -- to join the ethical-standards bandwagon. Chicagoans have protested and picketed Bank One affiliates in recent weeks, building efforts toward an International Day of Action scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2005. Read more

Update: Photos from April 12 Actions | More coverage from | Meet the Neighbors




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